While Bryan Cranston wraps up his role as Walter White, the high school chemistry teacher turned meth cook and drug lord on AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” a new opportunity for him to show his villainous side has arisen.

According to a report by Cosmic Book News, Cranston was cast as Superman’s evil nemesis, Lex Luthor in the upcoming sequel for “Man of Steel,” the reboot to the “Superman” series of films by Zack Snyder (“300”) and Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight Rises”).

Cranston was said to have signed a deal that includes at least six appearances on film, which may include the appearance of his character in different parts of the DC Comics universe, the comic book universe that Batman and Superman are part of.

“Cranston truly is a dream casting for Luthor,” a source said to Cosmic Book News.

This news follows last week’s announcement that Ben Affleck was casted in the role of Batman for the upcoming “Man of Steel” sequel.

The sequel for “Man of Steel,” which is currently untitled is expected out in theaters sometime in 2015.

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